Bed and Breakfast Anchorage Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska is heralded as the Last Frontier. A thriving metropolis set in the rugged and breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.

Bed and Breakfast Anchorage Alaska
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You can stay in the hub of the city while still being close to the  wilderness. Explore national parks, glaciers, and catch sight of  wildlife without ever venturing far from the comforts of civilization.

A bed and breakfast in Anchorage Alaska will help you feel like you are home while still enjoying the amenities of a getaway.  You can venture out to enjoy the many things to do and then retreat for  a restful night’s sleep. Catch a salmon, bike, hike, stand beside a  glacier, shop, and learn about the Alaska native culture. Everything is readily accessible from the city.


  • In twelve months the temperature in Alaska will range from 13 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It rarely falls below -8  degrees F. or reaches over 75 degrees. F. Summer weather is cool and  cloudy with some rain. In the winter months, the wind frequently blows  and drives snowstorms to create large drifts. The best time to visit the  town is during the warmer summer months unless you plan on enjoying  winter sports. In the winter, the days grow shorter, dipping to about  six hours of daylight per day. In the summer the daylight hours extend  to around 20 hours.

  • Things to do

  • The outdoor enthusiast will fall instantly in love with Anchorage.  Every adventure imaginable is available. Ski, snowboard, snowmobile,  bike, hike, cross country ski, fish, dog mushing, and more. You don’t  even have to venture far from downtown Anchorage to enjoy the great outdoors. You can traverse the trails at the Tony Knowles Coast Trail or take the short drive to Girdwood where you can get close to nature. You can even take a flightseeing  tour to see the area from the air and truly check out its pristine  forestland and oceans. Also, take the time to climb a glacier with a  skilled climbing instructor.

  • Activities

  • Anchorage is a fun and vibrant city. You can shop and dine downtown. Explore the Anchorage Museum to soak up the local history.  If you would like to learn about the native culture then head over to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. You can also check out the events at the University of Alaska.

    Check out the Anchorage Market and Festival located on seven acres in downtown Anchorage It typically hosts 300 vendors and operates on Saturdays and Sundays.  It’s a great place to buy handmade crafts, foods, and clothes. There is  also live entertainment.

    Try biking at the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.  Bikes are available for rent downtown to take along the trail’s  expanse. The trail spans 11 miles. You can hike and pack a picnic while  you enjoy amazing views of the Chugach mountains, Mount Susitna, Fire  Island, and Denali.

    About 36 miles from Anchorage sits the resort town of Girdwood. Alaskans and tourists enjoy skiing, flightseeing tours, kayaking, fishing, jet-skiing, glacier exploration, and more.

  • Food and Drink

  • When you visit Alaska there are some foods that you will want to try such as the famous King Crab of the area. Also, take the time to try out Alaska Wild Berry Chocolates. Other local favorites are salmon, halibut tacos,  caribou steak, or reindeer dogs. Try a local Native American favorite  known as Akutaq which is like ice cream but made of animal fat, ice, and  local berries. Top off any meal with a cold Alaska brew made in the state at one of the many microbreweries.

  • History

  • Originally, Anchorage was nothing more than a simple tent city set against the backdrop of  the ocean inlet and the mighty mountain ranges at the mouth of the Ship  Creek. It was first formed in 1914. The town started to emerge as  permanent structures within a year. It was initially a company town for  the Alaska Railroad but eventually, it became a hub for military facilities, especially  during World War II. During the war years, the population started to  expand and it quickly became an economics base for the state. Sadly, in  1964, the Alaska earthquake caused considerable damage. However, the city was quickly  rebuilt and started to grow at an even faster rate. Today, the  population of Anchorage hovers just under 300,000 residents.

  • Natural Features

  • The diversity of the natural features around Anchorage are astounding. Boreal forests, glaciers, tundra, and towering volcanic  ranges are just a few of the unique things that surround the city. The  region is a combination of a  marine ecosystem combined with a temperate  rainforest. You can explore beaches, waterfalls, and hot springs. The  20 plus hot springs occur as a result of the region's geothermal  activity.

    Within 50 miles of Anchorage are 60 glaciers. Many are accessible and open for the public to view.  Book a glacier sightseeing trip from Prince William Sound to get up  close to the mammoth ice shelves. Glacier cruises usually take an hour  or two. While viewing the glaciers, you might also catch sight of  whales, sea lions, and other marine life.

Bed and Breakfast Anchorage Alaska FAQ

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  • How can I get around Anchorage Alaska?

    Most visitors to Anchorage Alaska opt to rent a car or traverse the city on foot. The downtown area is fairly compact so if you pick an Anchorage bed and breakfast that is located close then you can easily walk the city without ever  needing a car. However, if you plan to explore the countryside or the  outskirts of the city then you will definitely need an auto.

    Public transportation in Anchorage is not ideal. There is a bus system called the People Mover but it only  travels by every half an hour to an hour so you will spend a lot of  time waiting for a bus. You can use a taxi but the cab fare is  expensive, especially from the airport to downtown Anchorage. Some hotels and B&Bs do offer free airport shuttle service.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Anchorage Alaska?

    When planning your Anchorage getaway you can choose from several types of B&Bs such as the Big Bear Bed and Breakfast in Anchorage which is open year-round. You can enjoy a full breakfast every morning before starting your day’s adventure. The Inn offers cable television, off-street parking,  and wifi. They are located only two miles from the city’s downtown. Another perk of the Big Bear is that they are a pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Anchorage Alaska so you can bring Fido on holiday.

    If you are looking for a romantic bed and breakfast in Anchorage, Alaska then why not check out the 11th Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Anchorage. Located only blocks from the thriving downtown, you’ll be close to restaurants, events, the museums, and more. They offer a great breakfast and more.

    Sadly, the Sleeping Lady Bed and Breakfast in Anchorage is permanently closed.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Anchorage Alaska?

    When picking a bed and breakfast in Anchorage Alaska, you’ll want to consider your itinerary. Will you be spending time in downtown Anchorage? Do you want to pick lodging closer to Girdwood? If you want to enjoy the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail or the University of Alaska then you’ll want to check-in to vacation rental close by. Luckily, the city and the surrounding area boast many Anchorage Alaska bed and breakfast establishments so you should be able to find one that fits your needs perfectly.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Bed and Breakfast Anchorage Alaska?

    When booking a bed and breakfast in Anchorage Alaska, you’ll want to consider what is important when picking guest rooms and ask the innkeeper lots of questions. Do you want free wifi, air conditioning, a dining room, or a full breakfast? Be sure to ask about amenities when making your getaway reservation. You should also ask about their cancellation policy. If you’ll be enjoying a family holiday then you might want to consider booking one of the many vacation rentals with a living room,  kitchenette and private bath.